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Holiday Appetizer: Raw Oysters or Shrimp Cocktail?

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keiraz keiraz 7 years
mmmm I'm hungry now :-D
emalove emalove 7 years
I like both, but I'd much rather have oysters.
PinkUnicorn PinkUnicorn 7 years
Yuck to both! I prefer anything that isn't seafood!
mtiger mtiger 7 years
I don't like oysters, but I love shrimp. I only like them grilled or sauteed, however. I don't like them boiled and put in a glass.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Oysters.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
I think if I were the hostess and had to pick just one I'd go with shrimp cocktail because it's a safer bet, but as a guest I'd be delighted with either (or both)!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 7 years
I love shrimp cocktail, so that's what I voted for. I also like oysters, but very few people in my family do - which is why I wouldn't serve it up during the holidays.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 7 years
I love both....I go way back with shrimp from childhood, while oysters are a more recent love. But if pressed I would go with shrimp.
Seka21 Seka21 7 years
I looove oysters!!!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Shrimp would be the obvious choice, boring. I would go for the oysters, but steam them.
wambalus wambalus 7 years
Neither for me, I don't eat seafood. Both my sister and I have had horrible food poisoning from seafood - her's from oysters at a party.
lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
We always have shrimp cocktails during the holidays. I love both!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
I baked some oysters for Thanksgiving. Shuck them and leave them on the bottom shell. Cover with garlic butter and grated asiago cheese. Bake @350 for about 10 minutes or until done. Great way for people who are afraid of oysters try them and probably like them.
traceyroberts traceyroberts 7 years
I love them both!
Food Food 7 years
I voted oysters...although the worst thing in the world would be to get food poisoning at a holiday party.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
cerealchan, I love the taste that the ketchup gives it! :) I've never tried raw oysters (or cooked oysters??) but I LOVE shrimp cocktails with avocado, lemon, crackers, etc... omg! I want some right now!
cupcake_ cupcake_ 7 years
Definitely prefer shrimp!!
cerealchan cerealchan 7 years
You don't really swallow oysters - you chew on them to savor their flavor. I love raw oysters a lot more than shrimp cocktail, since I find shrimp cocktail an excuse to overcook shrimp with some overly sweet ketchup sauce (from my experience), and I enjoy the ocean brininess of the oysters, but everyone else has their own taste.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i prefer some type of vegetarian friendly app, however i do know the value in a good shrimp cocktail since that's something that i ate before i became a veggie and ironically enough, my family ordered it yesterday at dinner.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Why eat oysters (especially raw) when you just swallow them? I don't get it.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 7 years
LOVE both. Yummy.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I absolutely LOVE shrimp cocktail! For whatever reason, I just can't do the raw oyster thing...it kinda grosses me out.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Shrimp cocktail! I love to create new and different dipping sauces. Raw seafood just has never done it for me.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I feel like oysters is the more interesting choice, only because I've had shrimp cocktail so many times in my life. But, I do love them both.
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